I am a sole practitioner in Libertyville, Illinois, and the majority of my practice involves representing individual debtors in bankruptcy and foreclosure actions. It is my experience that very few people want to file bankruptcy. However, when someone finds that circumstances beyond his control forces him to take this step, he needs a bankruptcy lawyer, who possesses both the compassion and the expertise to help him through this crisis.
I believe I can fill this requirement.
I have been filing bankruptcies, since I opened my office twenty years ago, and before I went into the private practice I had extensive experience in financial related matters that allow me to understand many of the problems that arise in bankruptcy. I am a CPA as well as an attorney, and I did work for a major international CPA firm, back when they were still known as the BIG Eight. I also served as an IRS agent in Chicago, and for fifteen years held the position of Director of Taxes for a multinational financial services corporation. I have taught business law in college and published a number of articles in well known legal publications.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1972||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer Lawyer Program||Lake County Bar Association||1996|
|Attorney||Patrick J Hart, Attorney At Law||1994 - Present|
|Director of Taxes||Transamerica Commercial Finance Corporation||1974 - 1994|
|Estate Tax Attorney||Internal Revenue Service||1972 - 1974|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2009 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|In Re Farrar-Johnson, 353 BR 224||The court held in favor of the debtor ruling that the means test allowance for housing expenses was the correct number to use.|
|See all legal cases|
|Illinois State Bar Journal||Sharing Business Failures With The IRS- Internal Revenue Code Section 1244||1976|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|DePaul University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Estate Planning Seminar||Estate Tax Planning After Change of Estate Tax Law||2000|